Cory Booker’s Foreign Policy Echoes His Biggest Donors

by Eli Clifton In last Wednesday’s Democratic debate, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) stood apart from the other candidates on the stage by declining to commit to return to the Iran nuclear deal. Videos viewed by LobeLog show that Booker’s unusual… Continue Reading  

Why is Booker Parroting Trump on Iran?

by Ryan Costello Nine out of ten Democrats on the debate stage last night announced that they favor returning to the Iran nuclear deal, which should be commended. Trump’s efforts to kill the deal just brought the United States to… Continue Reading  

Pompeo Declines to Distance Himself From Anti-Muslim Hate Groups

by Eli Clifton During his confirmation hearings in the Senate today, CIA Director and Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo declined to distance himself from anti-Muslim advocates Frank Gaffney and Brigitte Gabriel. He also refused to explicitly reverse his stated… Continue Reading  

Congress and North Korea: Diplomacy Not on the Table

by Tim Shorrock The first Senate hearing on North Korea since President Trump came to office reveals a Congress bereft of any ideas except regime change. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee appears to be torn between sanctions that haven’t worked… Continue Reading  

Cardin, the Iran Deal, and the Future of Plan B

by Jim Lobe As most readers of this blog know, three more Democratic senators came out in support of the JCPOA today—Heidi Heitkamp, Mark Warner, and, most significantly, Cory Booker. That definitely puts the administration within reach of the magic… Continue Reading